Archive for the ‘Brakes’ Category

Don’t Ignore Your Vehicle’s “Symptoms”

November 18th, 2019 by David Berney

When you develop a common cold, you may initially experience a variety of symptoms before the cold takes full hold of your body. Symptoms are our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong. Unfortunately, sometimes people ignore the symptoms that their bodies are communicating to them until they become more serious.

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Your Vehicle’s Anti-Lock Braking System and ABS Warning Light

October 24th, 2019 by David Berney

Most of the vehicles today are equipped with anti-lock brakes as a standard feature. The anti-lock brakes are an entire system commonly referred to as ABS, and they are responsible for helping you stop safely when there’s an emergency or the road is slippery. In simple terms, the anti-lock brakes prevent your vehicle’s wheels from locking up and causing you to skid or go out of control when you have to apply the brakes fast and hard.

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How to Tell if the Wheel Bearings are Worn Out

June 7th, 2019 by David Berney

Have you been hearing a grinding sound coming from the area of your wheels? Does the sound get louder as you driver faster? Most likely, it’s a bad wheel bearing. If that’s the case, you will want to have it replaced. While a wheel bearing doesn’t typically fail immediately, you don’t want to put off replacing one for too long. Otherwise, you are at risk of having an accident – one that could be serious. This blog post will provide you with more information on how wheel bearings work and how to tell if they are worn out. (more…)

When it comes to vehicle warranties, know your rights

May 7th, 2019 by David Berney

Did you recently purchase a new vehicle? Are you leasing one? It’s not uncommon for car dealerships to tell their customers they must have their vehicle serviced and repaired there or the manufacturer’s warranty will become void. This is simply not true. In actuality, there is something called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, that protects you. The key is to know your rights under this act. (more…)

7 Tips to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Summer

April 18th, 2019 by David Berney

Spring is always a welcome sight, especially after a harsh winter. Our landscape certainly lends itself to scenic drives. Of course, there’s always spring and summer baseball season for the kids and all sorts of weekend activities that require a lot of back and forth driving. There’s certainly no time in anyone’s schedule for unexpected car repairs. That’s why we put together these 7 tips on how to get your vehicle ready for summer.

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8 Things to Do to Increase the Life of Your Vehicle

December 10th, 2018 by David Berney

Buying a new vehicle is a steep investment. Buying a used one can be, too. The only way to maintain or increase the life of your vehicle is through preventive vehicle maintenance – that’s maintenance that is done to make sure fluids and filters are changed regularly and parts are replaced before they fail. If you want to avoid new car payments or expensive and unnecessary repair bills, a commitment to preventive vehicle maintenance is a must. Here are 8 things you can do that will increase the life of your vehicle. (more…)

Common Signs You Need Brake Repair

September 16th, 2018 by David Berney

Brake problems? Call Campus Repair in Ft. Collins, Colorado, for your brake repair needs.

Have you ever been driving and heard a squealing sound that stops when you apply the brakes? This is one of several signs you need new brakes. The brakes undergo wear and tear every time you apply them. How quickly the brake pads need to be replaced depends on a number of factors. Hitting the brakes all the time, driving in stop-and-go traffic and a larger/heavier vehicle can all cause brakes to wear out quicker. Read on to learn more about the braking system and some of the common signs you need brake repair.

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